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OPERATION E.L.F.- Sheehan Hilborn Breen and CT Funeral Directors Association Collecting GC and Toys
Media Contact: Laura Soll, Communications – Connecticut Funeral Directors Association
860-688-4499, Cell 860-833-4466, Laura@sollpr.com
SHEEHAN HILBORN BREEN AND THE CT FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
COLLECTING GIFT CARDS & TOYS
FOR OPERATION E.L.F. and CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER
Over 40 Funeral Homes Welcome Holiday Donations through December 5th
West Hartford, CONN., November 15, 2018 – For more than a decade, the funeral directors and suppliers of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA)have collected toys and gift cards for the Connecticut National Guard’s Operation E.L.F.’s (Embracing Lonely Families) holiday drive benefiting families of those deployed. This year, CFDA will expand its holiday effort to also collect toys for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Starting today through Wednesday, December 5th, 42 funeral homes across Connecticut will welcome donations of unwrapped toys and gift cards from the public. “This is the third year that Connecticut funeral homes have invited the public to bring in donations of gift cards and toys,” explains Edward J. Sheehy Jr., President of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association. “By doing so, we are adding more than 40 convenient community sites to supplement Operation E.L.F.’s and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s own collection efforts. We encourage all residents to take a few minutes of their time and come donate an item that will mean so much to another Connecticut family.” Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home will be the West Hartford collection site again this year.
All gift cards, toys and funds collected by the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association will be delivered directly to Operation E.L.F. and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center before the holidays. Operation E.L.F. welcomes gift cards of any dollar value to grocery, department stores, home supply stores, gas stations, and pharmacies, as well as unwrapped toys for young people of any age. These items will be given to families of Connecticut National Guard soldiers and airmen who are deployed during the holidays and throughout the year.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center welcomes new and unwrapped toys that are appropriate for hospitalized infants, children, adolescents or teenagers and do not pose a safety hazard, such as those with sharp edges or small, removable or easily breakable parts. These toys will be distributed to patients around the holidays and at different times of the year.
"We are honored once again to be the West Hartford collection site for Operation E.L.F. and are thrilled to participate in this wonderful program," said David Skinner of Sheehan Hilborn Breen. "We thank you for your generosity." Donations of gift cards and toys may be dropped off until December 5, 2018 at Sheehan Hilborn Breen at 1084 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford CT during regular business hours or call 860-561-3800 to arrange a different time to drop off. Sheehan Hilborn Breen is also a now a permanent collection site for the West Hartford Food Pantry and food or personal care items are also welcome on-going.
Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home is known for its compassion, service, trust and integrity serving greater West Hartford area families for nearly 70 years. Owner Charles Hilborn considers it a privilege and an honor to serve the community. Charlie gives much of the credit for success to the dedicated staff. Funeral Directors Richard Koza and David Skinner along with Jay Murphy and several part time employees have been with Charlie and the Funeral Home for decades. www.sheehanhilbornbreen.com
Sheehan Hilborn Funeral Home is a member of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA). The 130-year-old Connecticut Funeral Directors Association is comprised of funeral directors at more than 220 funeral homes. Based in Wethersfield, Conn., the professional organization is committed to the promotion and advocacy of high ethical standards in funeral service. This includes the development and presentation of ongoing professional training opportunities for practitioners and educational programs for association members and the public. For more information about the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association or its holiday collection drive, call 860-721-0234 or 800-919-2332, or visit www.ctfda.org
The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization that provides emergency financial assistance for Connecticut National Guard members and their families. Operation E.L.F. assists the families of Connecticut National Guard soldiers and airmen who are deployed during the holidays and provides a wide range of support to military families throughout the year. For more information about Operation E.L.F., call 800-858-2677, or visit the Connecticut National Guard Facebook page.
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Women’s Choice as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Connecticut Children’s provides comprehensive, compassionate health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, which serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in community-based prevention and wellness programs. For more information, visit www.connecticutchildrens.org
Laura Soll, CT Funeral Directors Assn.
860-688-4499, Cell 860-833-4466
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Small Business Tax Law Updates
Today the IRS will begin highlighting its ongoing effort to inform small business owners and self-employed individuals of tax law changes that will be affecting them. Going forward, we will have additional communications and outreach activities related to this initiative on a weekly basis and we will share those materials as they become available.
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